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Delivering happiness to seriously ill kids

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  1. Virtual Reality

    $10 provides 10 hours of virtual reality for a seriously ill kid.

    Give $10
  2. Gaming

    $15 provides an hour of game play to 15 seriously ill kids.

  3. Hospital Gowns

    $25 provides a comfy and colorful gown to a seriously ill kid.

Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. 

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.  

That’s where Starlight comes in.  

We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.  

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.  

Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families. 

  1. :30
    How often a child is diagnosed with a serious illness or injury
  2. 800+
    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
  3. 16 million
    How many smiles have been delivered since 1982
  4. $10
    The amount that can deliver happiness to 10 children

Be a shining light for seriously ill kids


Because happy kids heal faster

  1. Stream For Starlight - Our Latest Campaign

    You can #StreamForStarlight throughout the year and help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 to deliver happiness to 50,000 seriously ill kids.

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  2. Starlight Awarded 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

    We are proud to announce that we’ve received the highest charity rating for the fourth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized nonprofit evaluator.

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  3. Meet Starlight Kid, Jay: Gamer Extraordinaire

    Jay is eight-years-old with a larger-than-life personality. His mom says the day she found out Jay had cancer, it all happened so quickly.

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  4. Starlight Virtual Reality Transforms the Hospital Experience

    How Starlight VR improves hospital stays for seriously ill kids.

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